Rafael Leao and Reece James’ friendship has been rekindled following the Chelsea defender’s birthday yesterday. Rafael Leao and Reece James’ friendship has been rekindled following the Chelsea defender’s birthday yesterday.
On Thursday, James turned 23, and he was showered with messages from teammates, pundits, and rivals alike.
One of those who greeted the full-latest back’s year on the planet was a man he’s recently grown fond of.
Leao posted a story on Instagram with a photo of the two playing against each other and the caption, ‘Happy birthday bro, more life.’
Reece James and Rafael Leao Both AC Milan’s menacing winger and James clearly admire one another.
Chelsea’s academy graduate recently described the Portugal international as one of the most difficult players he’s ever faced.
Both teams met earlier this season, with Graham Potter’s side defeating Milan twice in the Champions League group stage.
In both matches, James and Leao were direct opponents, with the latter deployed on the left side of Stefano Pioli’s front line.
Todd Boehly reportedly wants to turn the match into an on-field partnership.
Boehly is reportedly considering a move for Leao in order to bolster Potter’s faltering attacking pack.
There aren’t many more enticing young, useful, free-firing forwards around right now than Milan’s number 17.
He has already scored 16 goals for Italy this season and has also scored twice at the World Cup.
This is significantly more than anyone associated with Stamford Bridge in 2022/23.
It’s time for you to do some more networking, Reece.